Clouds of smoke and gas cover the sky of Khartoum… and the security forces close roads and bridges with containers to prevent the protesters from advancing
Khartoum and other Sudanese cities experienced a new hot day yesterday, with tens of thousands taking to the streets, demanding the handing over of power to civilians, and the return of the army to its barracks, while clashes were recorded with security forces that used “excessive violence”, which led to deaths and dozens of injuries, most of them in The three capital cities (Khartoum, Omdurman and Khartoum North). Journalists, including the crew of Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels, were assaulted by the security services, and their equipment was confiscated, while the correspondent of Al-Sharq news channel was forced to stop the live broadcast.
The crowds in Khartoum were the most dense, and for the third time reached the vicinity of the palace, but the security forces worked to disperse them in various ways, heavily using tear gas, as clouds of smoke covered the city sky, in addition to rubber bullets, and sound bombs.
The demonstrators are demanding that the army not have a role in the government during a transitional period that ends with free elections. Witnesses said that security forces confronted the protesters hundreds of meters from the palace in the center of the capital.
Thousands of protesters managed to break the security cordon and barriers surrounded by the authorities at the main entrances in all directions leading to the center of the capital and approached the Republican Palace. Prior to the marches, the authorities cut communication services and closed most of the bridges leading to Khartoum with huge containers and barbed wire.